6 hours ago
I am starting to feel more human today and a bit more myself. While shopping around on Etsy I found a few co-op stores that are donating all of their proceeds to Haiti Relief. First up was Craft Hope. Here are the details:
All proceeds of the Craft Hope Etsy shop will benefit Doctors Without Borders in Haiti. All items have been generously donated by the crafting community. If you'd like to donate an item please visit the Craft Hope website (www.crafthope.com).
And then I found Hearts for Haiti. Here is their story:
This is an Etsy collective of donated items from hundreds of Etsy shops to raise money to rebuild Haiti. 100% of the proceeds from this shop (minus Etsy fees and Paypal fees) go directly to DoctorsWithoutBorders .... The theme for the next few weeks is on heart items but we have more than just that.
I did some shopping for myself, I totally needed a few treats after the week I've had. And then I forwarded the Hearts for Haiti link to Mike to do his Valentine's shopping. They have some great gift ideas. I told him to shop freely and without holding back, knowing that 100% of it was going to Doctor's without Borders.
After watching way more CNN than is good for anyone the past week I was looking for more ways to help. Giving cash is the only thing I knew to do from this couch. It's nice to find a way to combine some shopping with my donating. I have always supported Doctors without Borders and am happy that the money is going somewhere I trust.
Seeing the people laying on the streets with broken bones like my own going completely untreated has been so difficult. They are actually dying from these fractures as they go untreated and develop infections. I am so lucky to have access to the best treatment in the world and more pain meds than I want to take. It breaks my heart to think of the pain they must be in. So many of them have very treatable injuries with simple basic medicine. As I lay here with my pain under control and leg set and healing properly I feel blessed. Blessed beyond words...